John Wells

Producer/ Co-Host

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Conkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.

John's fascination with technology continued with a 25 year career in the computer industry. He held area, senior and executive management positions with; Chipcom Corporation (networking), MIPS Computer Systems (high performance computing) and Netapp (storage). He moved from Boston in November 2010 to live in Park City. He began DJing at KPCW in January 2011, has substitute co-hosted regularly on Mountain Money, Community Voices and This Mountain Life. In February 2013 John and Lynn Ware Peek became the permanent co-hosts of Community Voices.

In September 2013 John and Lynn launched Cool Science Radio: Delivering understandable science and technology in a complicated world.

Ways to Connect

Today on The Morning Mix, local musician Jody Whitesides  performs his latest single just realeased last week; a conversation with local children's book author Katie Mullally about self-publishing and self-promoting her trio of books, and Executive Director of Habitat for Humainty, Shellie Barrus and Board Member Whitney Ryan are in to talk about the upcoming Habitat For Humanity's Overall Ball at Park City Mountain Resort. All that plus an extensive rundown of weekend events.

  Katy Wang, the Executive Director of the  Park City Film Series, joins the show. On Thursday, September 27, the Film Series  will screen the film, "The Most Unknown," a film that has scientists from various disciplines explaining their work to each other. It is part of their STEM educational series. A panel made up of  scientists and science educators will meet after the screening to talk about how to get kids excited about science.

 

 Cool Science Radio speaks with Sharon Anderson Morris,  the programs director for Strategic News Service, the Future in Review (FiRe) events and the managing director of FiReFilms, supporting world-changing documentaries to create positive global awareness and change. The Future in Review conference will be at the Stein Eriksen Lodge, October 9-12, 2018.

 

The Morning Mix - September 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018

On The Morning Mix the instudio musical guest is Morgan Thomas, and there are plenty of details on weekend events in our area including  conversations with Joshua Wartena of Sundance Mountian Resort and with Meisha Ross of Park City's Autumn Aloft. 

  Paul Shapiro joins Cool Science Radio. He is the author of Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World. Shapiro is an inductee into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame and served as the vice president of policy engagement for the Humane Society of the United State. He discusees the 'next great scientific revolution,' that is underway -- discovering new ways to create enough food for the world's ever-growing, ever-hungry population. 

 

  In celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary, professor and space historian, John Logsdon, takes us on a journey from the shore of Florida to the moon and beyond by weaving together documents from NASA's history in The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration. He will chart for us the greatest moments in human spaceflight. 

On today's Morning Mix Christie and J.W. send off local, longtime musicians Rich Wyman and Lisa Needham on a 12-cities tour, performing as their new duo-project Park 88 and opening for Gipsy Kings. Also a conversation with Diane Knispell from Park City Museum detailing the upcoming event-"Meet The Ghosts of the Glenwood"- a come-to-life interactive tour of the Glenwood Cemetery on Sept 22.  And musical guest Amanda Johnson plays throughout the show, plus a rundown of this weekends events in and around Park City.

Cool Science Radio's interview with Thor Hanson who has written Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees. In Buzz, he looks beyond the frenzied debates about dwindling bee populations to explore where bees come from and what makes them so remarkable. The story begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. Bees helped spark an agricultural revolution, and have been crucial to advances in everything from medicine to industry, neuroscience to architecture.

Cool Science Radio's Interview with Radha Agrawal who has written Belong...find your people, create community and live a more connected life. The great paradox of the digital age is this: the internet connects us to millions of people, yet we feel more isolated than ever, 1 in 4 Americans says that they have zero friends to confide in. This is our conversation with Radha who has extensively field tested her ideas on how to build community with people you can connect with.

On today's The Morning Mix,  local musical guests, The Backyard Revival, perform in-studio throughout the hour. Interview guests  include singer, songwriter, activist, and legendary folk performer Peter Yarrow who is performing at Egyptian Theatre August 31 thru September 3, and also 2018 American Idol Finalist Gabby Barrett, who is on tour with 'American Idol Live!', a show stopping at the DeJoria Center in Kamas on August 31.

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